Sterling Airport

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Sterling Airport
IATA: noneICAO: noneFAA LID: 3B3
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Monadnock Realty Corp
Serves Sterling, Massachusetts
Elevation AMSL 459 ft / 140 m
Coordinates 42°25′33″N 071°47′34″W / 42.42583°N 71.79278°W / 42.42583; -71.79278Coordinates: 42°25′33″N 071°47′34″W / 42.42583°N 71.79278°W / 42.42583; -71.79278
Map
3B3 is located in Massachusetts
3B3
3B3
Location of airport in Massachusetts
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,086 941 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 50 15 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 49,260
Based aircraft 78
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Sterling Airport (FAA LID: 3B3) is a public use airport located two nautical miles (4 km) southwest of the central business district of Sterling, a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is privately owned by Monadnock Realty Corp.[1]

It is a fairly inexpensive place to rent airplanes, as the starting rate is $75/hour for a two-seater Cessna 150. The airport has lots of parking spaces out in the sun or in hangars. The Sterling Airport closes its runways in October when the Sterling Fair is up and running at the airport, during which time, all the aircraft tied down on the field must be flown elsewhere. Even the glider trailers are moved off-field. But after the fair, the airport opens for normal operations once again.

Sterling Airport is also the home of the Greater Boston Soaring Club.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Sterling Airport covers an area of 100 acres (40 ha) at an elevation of 459 feet (140 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt surface measuring 3,086 by 40 feet (941 x 12 m) and one helipad designated H1 which is 50 by 50 feet (15 x 15 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending June 1, 2010, the airport had 49,260 aircraft operations, an average of 134 per day: 99% general aviation, <1% air taxi, and <1% military. At that time there were 78 aircraft based at this airport: 37% single-engine, 3% multi-engine, 56% glider, and 4% ultralight.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for 3B3 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 25 August 2011.

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